Greetings to everyone at San Jose! My name is Charles Bemis, I am a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Augustine and began my pastoral year here at San Jose on August 18. I’ve been a native Floridian all my life, born in Tallahassee before moving to the Jacksonville area nearly twenty years ago. My home parish is St. Luke in Middleburg, and I am the oldest of four children, growing up in a household that definitely prioritized faith in the Lord and trust in his mercy. My fondest memories come from my grandparents bringing me to Mass as a young child, where I developed a genuine love for Christ and His Church. In 2016, after much prayer and discernment I entered seminary formation at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Currently, I am a student at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. These past six years have certainly been one filled with an abundant of blessings and I am eager to become a part of this large and enriching Church community